JESUS PIECE Announce New Album, “…So Unknown”

JESUS PIECE Announce New Album, “…So Unknown”, out April 14th, Reveal “Gates of Horn” Single/Video

JESUS PIECE gallantly broke onto the scene, turning heads for their feral live shows and grandiose, melodic songwriting which has since cemented them as standard stirrers and boundary-breakers. On “…So Unknown”, their Century Media debut that is scheduled for a release on April 14th, listeners ascend to the apex of metal and hardcore– where a mix of complex instrumentation is led by a manic, shaman-like vocal delivery from frontman Aaron Heard. It’s a cluster bomb of ten anthems, bursting at the seams with memorable riffs and pulsing with fresh ideas.  Drummer Luis Aponte promises, “This is as close to a Jesus Piece experience as you’re going to get without standing in front of us.” 

Their new single, “Gates of Horn” infuses industrial ambiance juxtaposed against start-stop rhythms, breathing and blasting before merging towards a terrifying, swinging groove. Its accompanying video, directed by Eric Richter takes viewers through a series of recurring nightmares – watch it HERE.

“The number one thing is the live performance,” says Aponte regarding JESUS PIECE’s venomous live reputation. “You can be in the studio and make that record sound insane but if you’re not giving that same energy, that same feeling when you play live, it just doesn’t matter.” 

Heard uses a livewire vocal delivery, ala Busta Rhymes, to orchestrate the crowd’s kinetic energy— pushing further toward utter mayhem and culminating in a show that stands tall among their genre peers and live music writ large. JESUS PIECE is a live phenomenon, only possibly held back by a heretofore limited recorded output. Their time has come with “…So Unknown”, the follow-up to their white-hot “Only Self”. 

Co-produced and mixed by Randy LeBouef (Every Time I Die, Orthodox) and clocking in at a lean and mean 28 minutes, “…So Unknown” documents the lives of the bands’ five members as they step into life’s abyss and react to the changes. 

“The making of the record was nothing short of all-consuming. It was an intense and challenging process,” recalls Aponte. “The record reflects a lot of confusion, but also, evolution. There was a lot of uncertainty and emotion during the pandemic– we all changed and grew so much. So if there is a single thought or concept to the record, it’s constant metamorphosis. That’s also how we operated as a band on this LP– spending a lot of time songwriting and fleshing things out as a unit, and then upping our game from there. It’s definitely a reflection of us as more mature, playing the best we’ve ever played and feeling like a real band for the first time.”

Album Artwork By LAZYGAWD
Promo Photo By Kayla Menze

Click HERE to pre-order “…So Unknown” that comes as Digital Album, Ltd. CD Digipak and various vinyl variants.

black LP & LP-Booklet  
700x Ltd. clear LP & LP-Booklet from US outlets
500x Ltd. lilac LP & LP-Booklet from CM Distro Wholesale EU and
600x Ltd. transp. red-black marbled LP & LP-Booklet from Jesus Piece and Evil Greed
300x Ltd. Tigers Eye Translucent LP & LP-Booklet from Revolver Magazine

“…So Unknown” Track Listing: 
01. In Constraints
02. Fear of Failure
03. Tunnel Vision
04. FTBS
05. Silver Lining
06. Gates of Horn (
07. Profane
08. An Offering To The Night
09. Stolen Life
10. The Bond

JESUS PIECE is composed of vocalist Aaron Heard, guitarists David Updike and John Distefano, bassist Anthony Marinaro and drummer Luis Aponte. Formed in Philadelphia in 2015, the band released a trio of EPs (the S/T EP, 3 Song Tape and the Malice at the Palace split) before delivering their massive 2018 debut LP for Southern Lord Records, “Only Self”. The release stood head and shoulders over much of the hardcore and metal crowd, with a diversity that can be credited to the unique approach and chemistry between the members. Hell, even their name bypasses typical hardcore naming conventions and instead originates from a piece of jewelry loved by the hip hop crowd. 

“…So Unknown” sees its release April 14th on Century Media.
Next month, JESUS PIECE hit the road for an extensive North American tour with peers Show Me The Body, Scowl and ZULU.

JESUS PIECE festivals:
5/23-5/25: Manchester, UK – Outbreak Fest

2/09: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ~
2/10: Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall ~
2/11: Durham, NC – Motorco ~
2/13: Atlanta, GA – Terminal West ~
2/14: Tampa, FL – The Orpheum ~
2/15: Miami, FL – Gramps ~
2/16: Gainesville, FL – The Wooly ~
2/17: Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live ~
2/18: Dallas, TX – The Studio at The Factory ~
2/19: Houston, TX – Warehouse Live ~
2/21: San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger ~
2/22: Austin, TX – The Mohawk ~
2/24: El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace ~
2/25: Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole ~
2/26: San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick ~
2/28: Orange County, CA – The Observatory ~
3/01: Los Angeles, CA – The Regent ~
3/03: Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz – Vets Hall ~
3/04: Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre ~
3/05: Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s ~
3/07: Seattle, WA – Neumos ~ 
3/08: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre ~ 
3/09: Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ~ 
3/10: Boise, ID – Knitting Factory ~
3/11: Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell ~ 
3/12: Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre ~ 
3/14: Omaha, NE – Slowdown ~
3/15: Minneapolis, MN – Underground Music Venue ~
3/16: Chicago, IL – Metro ~
3/17: Detroit, MI – Tangent Gallery ~
3/18: Toronto, ON – The Opera House ~
3/19: Montreal, QC – Corona ~
3/21: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club ~
3/22: Albany, NY – Fuze Box ~
3/23: Baltimore, MD – Ottobar ~
3/24: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel ~
~ w/ Show Me The Body, Scowl, Zulu

Purchase tickets HERE.

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